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Agatino Rizzo
Agatino Rizzo

Agatino Rizzo

Professor and Head of Subject
Luleå University of Technology
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493438
T3063 Luleå

Academic Profile

I am an architect, engineer, and urban planner educated and working in Europe with past work experiences in Asia. I am the chair of the architecture research group at LTU which includes 20 researchers (seniors and PhD students). My work focuses on the nexus between resources and urbanization, urban experiments/labs, and participatory design/planning.  My aim is to help transform architecture and urban planning to support a more resource-inclusive (resourceful) society. I have worked in a number of externally funded research projects for a combined 15 mEur (3 mEur as a PI). Funders include the Qatar National Research Fund, EU Commission's framework programme,  Swedish Energy Agency, Formas, and Vinnova.


Research Projects/Activities


Article in journal

Blue-Green Infrastructure for All Seasons: The Need for Multicolored Thinking (2022)

Sagrelius. P, Lundy. L, Blecken. G, Rizzo. A, Viklander. M
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, Vol. 8, nr. 4
Article, review/survey

Transformative thinking and urban living labs in planning practice (2021)

a critical review and ongoing case studies in Europe
Rizzo. A, Habibipour. A, Ståhlbröst. A
Part of: European Planning Studies
Chapter in book

Transnational Urban Space in the Global South (2021)

Cases from Qatar and Malaysia
Rizzo. A
Part of: Urban Challenges in the Globalizing Middle-East
Chapter in book

Participatory design as a tool to create resourceful communities in Sweden (2020)

Rizzo. A, Ekelund. B, Bergström. J, Ek. K
Part of: Co-creation of publicopen places